Facebook, Twitter and Google Are Blamed for Terrorist Attacks

 

15202Twitter, Facebook and other social media services have been criticized for allowing terrorists to spread their message and influence others on their platforms. The family of a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks in November sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming the companies allowed the Islamic State to spread propaganda to attract and train new recruits and celebrate attacks.

Although, the sites responded claiming they are not to be blamed for such terrorist attacks.

Facebook called the lawsuit without merit and said anyone can report terrorist accounts or content to the service. “work aggressively to remove such content as soon as we become aware of it,”

Twitter says users that promote terrorism are subject to permanent suspension from the platform.

“We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behaviour, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service,” read a Twitter statement.

Twitter, Facebook and other social media services have been criticized for allowing terrorists to spread their message and influence others on their platforms. The family of a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks in November sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming the companies allowed the Islamic State to spread propaganda to attract and train new recruits and celebrate attacks.

Although, the sites responded claiming they are not to be blamed for such terrorist attacks.

Facebook called the lawsuit without merit and said anyone can report terrorist accounts or content to the service. “work aggressively to remove such content as soon as we become aware of it,”

Twitter says users that promote terrorism are subject to permanent suspension from the platform.

“We condemn the use of Twitter to promote terrorism and the Twitter Rules make it clear that this type of behaviour, or any violent threat, is not permitted on our service,” read a Twitter statement.

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On this development of uncontrolled attacks, the U.S government is trying to find solutions to harbour and curtail such reoccurrences in the future. Non-citizens travelling to the U.S. on a visa waiver could be asked about their online presence and social media profiles but not their account passwords by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Though CBP already screens foreign travellers with in-person interviews and database checks, collecting social media accounts is specifically meant to track activity that could pose threats to “national security,”

It is important to note that for the most part your social media profile is public record, anybody can look to anybody’s Facebook page, you can see what’s on there, and you don’t need to be necessary permitted to.

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